Monday, January 10, 2022

Georgia secretary of state calls for election reform, says noncitizens should not be allowed to vote 
Georgia’s Republican Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger on Sunday called for federal election reforms, including photo ID laws, the banning of ballot harvesting, and a Constitutional amendment that would allow only U.S. citizens to vote.

Raffensperger, who is running for reelection, appeared on CBS’ “Face the Nation” and noted that the U.S. does not have a Constitutional amendment to prevent noncitizens from voting as cities try to push for their right to vote.

“Now you see cities are trying to push noncitizen voting,” Raffensperger said. “I believe only American citizens should be participating in our voting and that’s supported by a wide majority of all Americans.”

New York City passed legislation in December that will allow roughly 800,000 noncitizens who have been lawful permanent residents of the city for at least 30 days to vote in local elections.

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This State Is Defying Biden's OSHA Vaccine Mandate, Regardless Of What SCOTUS Decides
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The United States Supreme Court is set to make a final decision soon on the Constitutionality of President Joe Biden's OSHA vaccine mandate for employers with 100 or more workers, but one state has indicated its intention to defy the mandate even if it survives judicial scrutiny. 

Iowa, one of 22 states with its own OSHA-approved plan that covers both private and government workers, submitted notice Friday that it will neither adopt nor enforce the vaccine mandate, which requires weekly testing and mask-wearing for all non-vaccinated employees.

Folks, THIS is how federalism is done! (via Des Moines Register)

Iowa Labor Commissioner Rod Roberts said in a news release that the state has determined its existing standards "are at least as effective as the federal standard change."

Iowa is among 21 states that have an individual state plan for workplace safety, which gives the state the option of writing its own workplace rules for public and private sector workers. But those rules can’t be weaker than what the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration requires. Read more and see more here.